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Author Brown, Nancy Marie.
Title The far traveler : voyages of a Viking woman / Nancy Marie Brown.
Imprint Orlando : Harcourt, [2007]
©2007
Edition First edition.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  DL65 .B77 2007    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  DL65 .B77 2007    AVAILABLE  
Author Brown, Nancy Marie.
Subject Guðrið Þorbjarnardóttir -- Travel.
Women -- Iceland -- Biography.
Women -- Greenland -- Biography.
Vikings -- Biography.
Sagas.
Viking ships.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Iceland.
North America -- Discovery and exploration -- Norse.
Iceland -- Discovery and exploration -- Norse.
Description 306 pages : map ; 24 cm
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-292) and index.
Summary Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed past the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, few believed that the details of Gudrid's story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman's last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be. Joining scientists with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid's steps on land and in the sagas, author Brown reconstructs a life that spanned--and expanded--the bounds of the then-known world.--From publisher description.
Contents Prologue: Gudrid the far-traveler -- At sea -- Ransacking the past -- A very stirring woman -- The terror from the North -- The land-taking -- Eirik the Red's green land -- Land of wine or walrus -- The house of the sagas -- The farm of merry noise -- From witch to nun.
ISBN 9780151014408
015101440X
OCLC # 85822467


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